Ron Udell, President and CEO of OptiPure® Brand/ Kenko International, announces the results of a new open-label clinical study assessing the effects of Loquoro Plus™ novel loquat leaf, 3% corosolic acid on body weight parameters and glucose levels.
The study, led by Sion Nobel, M.D., was a four-week open-label trial with 20 subjects (men and women) with fasting glucose levels between 110 to 125 mg/dl (considered “impaired”) and BMI of between 27 and 37.
Subjects consumed a dose of 24 mg loquat leaf extract 3% in a soft gel once daily in the mornings for four weeks; they were evaluated at baseline and at weeks two and four. Results showed that by end of week four, subjects showed a significant decrease in weight, waist circumference and fasting glucose.
“These results suggest that taken for a longer period of time or at a higher dose it would likely produce more pronounced and broader effects across all the parameters measured.” The study further states, “[I]ntervention with this type of dietary supplement preparation at an early stage (pre-diabetes), as well as early stages of being overweight or obese in children may have a significant impact in reducing the onset of full blown type II diabetes.”
Loquoro Plus™ is a standardized loquat leaf extract containing 3% corosolic acid. The patent-pending extraction process uses ethanol to extract corosolic acid from the leaves. “Loquoro provides product developers with an excellent opportunity to incorporate it into an effective blood glucose metabolism formula,” says Udell. “Corosolic acid is a natural agent that plays a favorable role in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, thereby decreasing the risk of long-term complications associated with insulin resistance.” Udell continues, “The OptiPure Brand’s innovation in the area of metabolic formulas, including clinically-studied products such as Loquoro, has made the Kenko International a trusted partner for science and trustworthy ingredients. We will continue to develop this tradition of quality, integrity, and science.”
About Optipure® Brands, Kenko International, Inc.
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